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[CENTER][B][COLOR=Magenta]Hello :wave: Jan,[/B][/CENTER]

[INDENT]I remember when I first got my MRI reports and I could not understand the medical terminology. It was so frustration researching it on the web. Their is still so much that I don't understand. But I will continue to read and research as one can never have enough knowledge. I did try to find your diagnosis on the web but it seems their are others asking your same question. It would be so nice if our doctor's would take the time to explain our test result's in complete detail with us, but that is just wishful thinking. Since I could not find your complete diagnosis what I did was break it up a little. So I hope that this helps you. Here it is:

[B]Moderate:[/B]
not severe in effect: not seriously or permanently disabling or incapacitating

[B]Ventral[/B]
being or located near, on, or toward the front or anterior part of the human body

[B]Effacement.[/B]
obliteration of the uterine cervix by shortening and softening during labor so that only the external orifice remains,
withdrawing into the background; making yourself inconspicuous,
shortening of the uterine cervix and thinning of its walls as it is dilated during labor

[B]Thecal Sac[/B]
The thecal sac is a thin walled tube filled with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) that surrounds the spinal cord. CSF is the cushiony fluid that protects the brain and spine and helps distribute nutrients to these structures.

Disks in the spine can push out wards and compress the thecal sac. The compression of the thecal sac can go on to cause the thecal sac to compress the spinal cord or the roots of nerves near the spine. The compression of the spinal cord and the roots of nerves can cause significant symptoms, such as back pain. However, it is possible for a disk in the spine to stick out and compress the thecal sac, but for the thecal sac not to compress the spinal cord or nerve roots. Thus, a compressed thecal sac may or may not account for a person's physical symptoms, depending on whether or not the spinal cord or nerve roots are compressed.

A persistent opening in the thecal sac with a buildup of CSF in the surrounding soft tissue is known as a pseudomeningocele. The thecal sac in the spine is also known as the subarachnoid space. Thecal sac comes from the Greek word "theke" meaning "a box," and the Latin word "saccus" meaning "a bag." Put the two words together and you get "a box a bag."

[B]AP [/B](anteroposterior)
concerned with or extending along a direction or axis from front to back or from anterior to posterior

[B]Spinal Canal or Vertebral Canal[/B]
a canal that contains the spinal cord and is delimited by the neural arches on the dorsal side of the vertebrae

[B]Narrowing[/B]
Cervical stenosis is diagnosed if the anteroposterior (AP) mid-sagittal spinal canal diameter measured 10mm or less at 1 or more levels as determined from MRI or dynamic CT imaging of the cervical spine. Chiari 1 malformation is diagnosed if tonsillar herniation equaled or exceeded 5 mm as measured on the mid-sagittal MRI image.

Jan, I hope that some of this information helps you. I could try and sum it all up for you but I think you pretty much can get the idea. Remember this info is just from my researching the web, and I am not in the medical field. I am very sorry that you suffer with so much pain. I can relate as I also suffer with the cervical and lumbar pain. I do wish you the very best.[/INDENT]

[B][CENTER] :angel: Take Care :angel: [/CENTER][/B][/COLOR]
[COLOR=Navy][B][CENTER]Good Morning :wave: Jan,[/CENTER][/B]

[INDENT]I will never get sick of you. I don't mind helping when I can. I can say that some of your question's have become challenging...lol

OK, let me clarify the t disc question. (T1-T2) are the MRI-basic signals. They are weighted upon the biological parameters. Yes, this is medical terminology, but these are the two that are most commonly used.

Now for the bad news and I am sorry. But remember I am not a doctor and I always repeat this. I only get my information through research. Their is always the possibility that some information on the web could be incorrect. Please ask your doctor any questions that you may have. The increase T1 signal within the T9 vertebral body represents hemangioma. That is why it states that on your report. Hemangioma is basically a tumor made of blood that is inside the bone. Your doctor may recommended another MRI in a year to make sure it isn't growing. Your doctor should have discussed this with you already and I am very upset over the fact that he didn't.

After I researched your question I really just stared at my pc, and did not want to post this. I do try and help, but I don't like to give sad news. Again, Jan I am very sorry..... [/INDENT]

[B][CENTER] :angel: You are in my prayers. :angel: [/CENTER][/B][/COLOR]





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